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Dubos

[doo-bohs; French dy-baws]
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  1. Re·né Jules [ruh-ney joolz; French ruh-ney zhyl] /rəˈneɪ dʒulz; French rəˈneɪ ʒül/, 1901–82, U.S. bacteriologist, born in France: early advocate of ecological concern.
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  • How precise the scoundrel is in recording this loan as 'after supper at Dubos'!'

  • Both Dubos and his wife did all in their power to dissuade me from the project.

    Sir Jasper Carew

    Charles James Lever

  • Dubos, however, assigned me a duty which made a happy compromise between my self-esteem and my desire for employment.

    Sir Jasper Carew

    Charles James Lever

  • It is fair to Dubos to say that he had been in a manner provoked by the arguments of the Count de Boulainvilliers.

  • Apropos of the theatrical execution of the Romans, the abb Dubos says that the dancers in the interludes were always in gowns.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)


dubos in Medicine

Dubos

(dōō-bôs, -bō, dü-)
  1. French-born American bacteriologist noted for his research on natural antibiotics, tuberculosis, and environmental factors in disease.
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dubos in Science

Dubos

[dōō-bôs, -bō, dü-]
  1. French-born American bacteriologist noted for his research on natural antibiotics, tuberculosis, and environmental factors in disease. In 1939 he discovered tyrothricin, the first commercially produced antibiotic.
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